The Pathfinder School: Traverse City Community School

Admissions VISITS

Pathfinder Admissions



2019 - 2020

Thank you for your interest in our Pre-Kindergarten

program. At Pathfinder, we understand that early

childhood education is fundamental to your child's

growth and development. Consistent with our whole

school philosophy,our Pre-K  students play, laugh, 

and learn in asupportive atmosphere with their

classmates, teachers, and our community of parents.


Please call Crystal Mason, in the 

Admission Office at 231-995-3800 to

schedule a campus tour.


We have limited space in our two Pre-Kindergarten classrooms 

(8 students to 1 teacher). We base our Admissions decisions

on the following priorities:


  2. LONG TERM INTEREST IN PATHFINDER - Ideally, we seek to find students and families who are interested in being with the school through 8th grade.

  3. POTTY TRAINING - We require that all students applying to the school be fully potty trained.

  4. BALANCE - Our goal is to have a balanced multi-age classroom of children ages 3-5.

All placement decisions will be made by the end of February 2019, at which point we will notify all families. If you have questions before then, please feel free to contact the Admissions Office: 231.995.3800 or email

ADMISSIONS VISIT - 1st-8th Grade

ALL OTHER STUDENTS in grades 1-8 are invited to spend two consecutive days with their classmates. All visits must be scheduled through the Main Office. We have a rolling Admissions process for our 1st-8th grade applicants meaning that we accept students both for mid-year transitions as well next year transitions throughout the school year. Please contact the Main Office to schedule your child's 2 day visit. 231.995.3800 |






































"Our kids simply love school. They’re having fun. They’ve made great friends. They look forward to class each day. They’re thriving. It’s an amazing recipe for success!"

- Parent, grades 3 & 5